Clarksville, TN – On Monday, March 16th, Clarksville Academy senior Bryan Dirksen, signed with McKendree University. McKendree located in Lebanon, IL is a small private university.
Bryan, a bowling standout for Clarksville Academy was a four time state bowling qualifier and three time state finalist.
Head Bowling Coach, Tracy Burkhart, “Bryan is the ideal student-athlete. He is a top student academically, he practices his sport with and without his team, and he promotes spirit and camaraderie among his teammates. Bryan had several opportunities to bowl at the next level but knew McKendree was the right fit after talking with the bowling coach, Dennis Knepper.”
McKendree University’s bowling team is currently ranked 2nd in the nation in collegiate bowling programs and is directed by Brian O’Keefe former coach of Team USA.
Bryan also bowled competitively for many years. He travels to tournaments with the Southern Scratch Jr Bowling Association and received their Sportsman of the Year Award. He is a two time City All Events Scratch Champion and a two time Mid State Selection. His high school average is 209. Congratulations to Bryan Dirksen for this wonderful accomplishment.